DNA Connections end

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Elmore-160 shows me as a likely DNA Connection, however for her father Elmore-152 does not. Is that normal?
in The Tree House by Mike Johnson G2G3 (3.7k points)

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As explained here in Wikitree's Help section, DNA connections for autosomal tests get extended only out to 8 degrees (the assumption is that, beyond that, there is a possibility of getting a false positive match). Elmore-160 is your 6-great-grandmother, and so 8 degrees from you. Elmore-152 is your 7-great-grandfather and thus 9 degrees from you - beyond the limit that Wikitree extends DNA connections.

by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
selected by Patty LaPlante
Thanks very much for the explanation.
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There are two things. First, perhaps you are related to her mother. Look at the mothers profile and see if she is a relation.

Second, those are pretty distant ancestors. At a certain point, the DNA connection stops populating, so perhaps this ancestor is so distant, wikitree doesn't think they are useful. My 5G ancestors show my name so I am not sure where they stop . My 6th cousin, who shows up as a DNA match on a few sites, does not show up as a DNA connection on Wikitree, but if I go to our shared ancestor, her name is listed there as a possible AU relative.
by Lance Martin G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
edited by Lance Martin
Thanks for the info. This is all very new to me.

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